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The Ringmaster is the person in control of Disaster Club, ensuring that club rules are upheld, that the fighter's mental wellbeing is looked after and that those who disobey the rules are punished. The Mobian Lion Trepidence Proudclaw is the current Ringmaster, the first of the Ringmaster lineage to have no powers. However, that makes him no less lethal in combat.

Playstyle

Difficulty: Hard

Health: 1400

Playstyle: Rushdown

Ringmaster is a hard character to learn, with extremely exact combo strings, bellow-average health, no auto combo and some odd special moves that have a variety of uses. However, if he can be learnt properly he has some of the best (and coolest looking) combos in the game, and is able to get in close and destroy his opponents easily while keeping them guessing what he will do next.

Both of Ringmaster’s Throttles are designed for experienced players as well. Throttle 1 adds more attacks to improve his combos further, while Throttle 2 rewards players for their defensive manoeuvres and timing.

Special Moves

Move Name Input Type Description
Pulling Claw DC Up+DC 1 button/DC 2 button/DC 3 button Command Normal Ringmaster performs a long reaching swipe attack which also pulls the opponent closer to him. The stronger the button, the further the attack reaches, although the distance the opponent is pulled is the same for all the attacks. A major part of Ringmaster’s combos, and also useful for pressure.
Quick Swipe DC 4 button Command Normal Ringmaster slashes his claws in an arc around him very quickly. In the air the attack fully encircles him. The main tool in Ringmaster’s kit, being useful for combos, blockstrings, frame traps and more.
Claw Dash IMG 0408+DC 1 button + directional input/DC 1 button Special Ringmatser flies across a large portion of the screen, damaging anything in his path. Pressing any directional input makes Ringmaster dash again in that direction. Pressing DC 1 button again stops the second dash from happening. First dash is safe on block, making the move good for getting in, and the second dash can be used as a mixup. OK in air.
Claw Twister IMG 0408+DC 2 button Special Ringmaster flies forward, spinning around rapidly and damaging anything he hits with his outstretched claws. OK in air.
Claw Launch IMG 0408+DC 3 button on the ground. Special A counter. After being hit, Ringmaster grabs the opponent’s arm before leaping into the air and throwing them against the wall, wall bouncing them.
Falling Claw IMG 0408+DC 3 button in air. Special Ringmaster flies towards the ground, rapidly slashing his claws before hitting the ground. Does more damage when higher in the air due to an increased number of slashes. Ariel combo ender.
Formation Lock IMG 0408+DC 4 button Special Ringmaster has 3 formations, indicated by a glowing aura around his feet and health bar: Red (increased attack but lower defense), Green (increased defense but lower speed) and Blue (increased speed but lower attack). Performing this move changes his formation. OK in air.
Rapidclaw DC HCF+DC 1 button+DC 2 button Super Ringmaster performs a flip kick that knocks the opponent up into the air. He then jumps up and performs a massive spin attack. In the air he simply performs the spin attack.
Surround Slash DC HCF+DC 3 button+DC 4 button Super After a short delay, Ringmaster disappears and the screen is covered in slashes, damaging anything that isn’t blocking. However, the attack does no chip damage.
Dancer’s Grace. DC 1 button+DC 2 button+DC 3 button+DC 4 button Finishing Strike Ringmaster slashes the opponent once. He then grabs them and throws them up into the air, repeatedly Claw Dashing them on the way up, before slashing them across the chest, kicking them to the ground and then divekicking them.
Cane DC 1 button+DC 2 button while Throttle 1 is active. Special Ringmaster quickly performs a strike with his cane. After this, Ringmaster now has different normals involving his cane. Pressing DC 1 button+DC 2 button while Cane is active makes Ringmaster perform the same strike and put his cane away.

Throttles

Throttle 1: Adds Cane.

Throttle 2: The time window to perform a Perfect Parry is smaller, but success charges the Guard Meter more.

Dialogue

Openings

“Do not bore me.”

“I usually don’t bother with the likes of you, but I have nothing better to do.”

“Amuse me.”

“Let us see how Kable’s soldiers hold up.” (Vs. Bladedancer)

“Ah, the new generation. How blissfully naive.” (Vs. Marcee, Angel, Natalie and Max)

“Welcome back, master Paramount.” (Vs. Rugal)

“Thundereye. What an...unpleasant surprise.” (Vs. Thundereye)

“Disaster Club is mine, sister. Father said so.” (Vs. Beautyface)

“You can’t run from destiny, child.” (Vs. Dean)

“If you beat me, I’ll increase your salary. Deal?” (Vs. Sam)

“Prove I did not make a mistake letting you in.” (Vs. Dragen)

“Maybe the only person who can match my skill is myself?” (Vs. Ringmaster, first)

In Infinite’s voice. I can do much better than match it, Trepidence Proudclaw.” (Vs. Ringmaster, second)

"I am honoured to fight someone of your reputation." (Vs. Shadow, Omega and Blaze)

"Kable told me to keep an eye out for you." (Vs. Bazenhower)

"It's good to see an old fighter return." (Vs. Gemma)

"So I finally see your combat skills." (Vs. Kable)

Endings

“So many flaws to exploit…”

“Your technique needs improvement.”

“I hope that is what you call ‘not trying’ ”

“I do not need Kable’s protection.” (Vs. Bladedancer)

“Is this the best Kable has?” (Vs. Bladedancer)

“Still so unrefined…” (Vs. Marcee, Angel, Natalie and Max)

“Still so unrefined, but you have improved in some ways.” (Vs. Rugal)

“Get out of my club. Do not even consider coming back.” (Vs. Thundereye)

“Disaster Club will never be yours, sister.” (Vs. Beautyface)

“Come, now. Your father is waiting.” (Vs. Dean)

“Why do I need security when I’m stronger than every guard out there?” (Vs. Sam)

“A little rough around the edges, but you’re getting somewhere.” (Vs. Dragen)

“No, you’re still not getting that promotion.” (Vs. Dragen)

"And you have saved the world, yes?" (Vs. Omega, Shadow and Blaze)

"G.U.N do not give you much practice, do they?" (Vs. Gemma)

"Is this why you stay hidden in that tower?" (Vs. Kable)

Outros

“I wish I had much to compliment about you, but all of your moves are simply far to sluggish and predictable, always keeping to the same 20 or so attacks. You need to refine yourself much more in order to challenge me.”

“I run a superpowered fight club, yet I do not have superpowers. I am not up to their strength, yet I am still more than capable of defeating them at a moments notice. I hope you now see why.” (Perfect win)

“I cannot apologise enough to you. Your parent’s death was my fault as much as it was Thundereye’s. It is one of many regrets I will hold to the day I die…” (Vs. Rugal)

“Obvious tells, no tactics, no hint of finesse or skill...I have told you this countless times before, Dragen, and yet you still refuse to improve!” (Vs. Dragen)

“You will never get control of this club, sister. Father chose me for a reason. Your corrupt vision of the future will never come to pass.” (Vs. Beautyface)

“Even a being who relishes pain like you can be scared of something, Thundereye. I am that fear. Now leave before your fears stop tolerating your existence.” (Vs. Thundereye)

"You know, if I could defeat someone like you, maybe I could try saving the world...on second thought, maybe I'm a little too old to try that." (Vs. Omega, Shadow and Blaze)

"To think it takes a machine to even match my powers of prediction...maybe my abilties have become far more powerful than I expected." (Vs. King)

"You clearly have been getting rusty under Striker's command. Would you mind joining the Club for a few fights? You may find some lost skill." (Vs. Gemma)

"To think I chose your protection when you can't even fight yourself! I will certainly be reconsidering our deal, Maxwell." (Vs. Kable)

Other

“How amateurish.” (Escaping a combo)

“You have my full attention.” (Activating Overclock)

“Please...I wasn’t...even trying.” (Defeated)

“I expect nothing less.” (Going up a rank in online)

“Maybe the years have taken their toll a little…” (Going down a rank in online)

Arcade Mode

Good Ending

Ringmaster fights Beautyface as the final boss.

“I defeated my sister singlehandly, as none of the others could fight her in her current state. I bought her into the club, tried to rehabilitate her myself. The so-called space traveler helped removed the alien parasite that had controlled her. Of course, that will not completely stem her contempt for me and the Club, but it will help ensure the future of the Proudclaw line is insured.”

Bad Ending

Ringmaster fights Thundereye as the final boss.

“My sister managed to escape, using that vile creature Thundereye to cover her escape. I defeated the oaf with ease, but by then it was too late: she’d already escape with Dean and the rest of Thundereye’s gang. My sources tell her that she’s building up a new, stronger army. Maybe I will need more protection from Kable than I thought...”

Rewards

  • Completing Arcade once with Ringmaster unlocks Seven Rings in Hand for the Jukebox.
  • Completing Arcade twice with Ringmaster unlocks a Ringmaster announcer, which can be turned on and off in the options menu.

Themes

Holy Orders (normal battle theme)

Cross Thought(Vs. Beautyface)

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